I read a stunning article in The New York Times the other day. It wasn’t politics or corruption or explosions or despair. It was fashion. Some people decided to go on a “diet,” and cut back on their calor– uh, clothes for a month. Each person picked six items, and those were the only six items they could wear for a month. As it turns out, nobody really noticed that they kept wearing the same things over and over…including one participant’s husband — WHO DOES THE LAUNDRY!
So now I’m taking a hard look at my closet.
I don’t buy a lot of clothes, but I tend to hang onto items for a verrrrry long time. I have more than one item that has been around since high school. This dress: 13 years old.
When am I ever going to wear that again?!?! (In fact, I did wear it to a wedding a few years ago, but it’s still debated whether that was a good idea.)
But anyway, now that I’ve been sewing up a storm – 99% of it for myself – all of the new duds are just adding to the pile.
I always figure if I wear it, there’s not reason to get rid of it. But if the Fashion Diet experiment is any indicator, nobody is paying much attention anyway. Guess now would be a good time to put together a giveaway pile, because Lord knows there are people who need these clothes more than me!